Service: Very friendly and welcoming. Great explanations.
Facilities & Equipment: Very clean and great washroom
Strong points: Traditional and modern izakaya gastronomy. Very inventive cuisine with introduction of some Western concepts. Great seafood. Great sake list. Wine and other alcohols available. Intensive use of local products combined with ingredients from other prefectures! Curry Lunch Sets!
If you want to sample and enjoy a true Japanese lunch and still very reasonably priced the place is Kohaku in Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City when Takashi Kawauguchi/川口貴士さん works all on its own (in the evening he gets help!) for the pleasure of his customers!
So for 1,500 yen you can a full lunch in “small plates”!
Now, did I have?
Cold kinpira of lotus roots, burdock roots and carrot!
Deep-fried kuruma ebi/large prawn and chopped cabbage!
Potato and marinated chicken salad!
Home-made satsumaage/deep-fried fish paste patty!
Sashimi of mizutako/local octopus and tuna akami/lean part!
The specialty of hte house: Pork kakuni/Japanese braised pork！
Incredibly tender! Literally melts inside the mouth!
And of course, home-made pickles/o-shinko, steamed rice and miso soup!
As you can see, no need to go an expensive famous place for fine Japanese food!
420-0085 Shizuoka Shi, Aoi Ku, Shichiken-Cho, 18-1, PIVOT Shizuoka, 1F
Opening hours: 11:30~14:30, 17:00~23:00
Closed on 2nd or 3rd sunday of the month
RECOMMENDED RELATED WEBSITES
Kraemer’s Culinary blog by Frank Kraemer in New York,Tokyo Food File by Robbie Swinnerton, Green Tea Club by Satoshi Nihonyanagi in Shizuoka!, Mind Some by Tina in Taiwan, Le Manger by Camille Oger (French), The Indian Tourist, Masala Herb by Helene Dsouza in Goa, India, Mummy I Can Cook! by Shu Han in London, Pierre.Cuisine, Francescannotwrite, My White Kitchen, Foodhoe, Chucks Eats, Things that Fizz & Stuff, Five Euro Food by Charles,Red Shallot Kitchen by Priscilla,With a Glass, Nami | Just One Cookbook, Peach Farm Studio, Clumsyfingers by Xethia, PepperBento, Hapabento, Kitchen Cow, Lunch In A Box, Susan at Arkonlite, Vegan Lunch Box; Tokyo Tom Baker, Daily Food Porn/Osaka, Only Nature Food Porn, Happy Little Bento, J-Mama’s Kitchen, Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat, Bento Lunch Blog (German), Adventures In Bento, Anna The Red’s Bento Factory, Ohayo Bento,
Must-see tasting websites:
-Sake: Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Good Beer & Country Boys, Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in kanzai by Nevitt Reagan!
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery
Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents
HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City